Get rid of Phlegm with Hyssop Tea a natural Expectorant
Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis L.
Used part: Leaf, Stem, Flower
Within the area of medicinal plants, in the middle of all its diversity, is Hyssop (or Hyssopus officinalis). It is nothing more than a small bush, woody at its base and quite branched. Its main habitat is the Southern European zone, but it is speculated that its origin is, in fact, Mediterranean. It grows in limestone soils, on dry slopes and even on rocks or walls. Between the months of June and September, the hyssop occurs with the period we call "Flowering". In Brazil, hyssop appears rarely, however, it is cultivated as a honey plant and at an industrial level, as it is a medicinal plant (ie for pharmaceutical purposes).
The part of the plant used is its leaves, rhizomes, peels and fruits, thus guaranteeing its utilization almost totally. It can be used in the form of tea or lotion, with different uses and indications for each. Its tea is well indicated in cases of stomach and lung problems acting as a natural expectorant improving problems such as cough and asthma. The problems of throat, gum and hoarseness inflammation also have tea-aided treatment. The hyssop also helps in the treatment of rheumatism, burns and muscle pain when used as a lotion that is available from the pharmaceutical industry.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Muscle pain
- Prepare an infusion in the ratio of 2 teaspoons to 1/4 liter of water.
How to Drink:
A tablespoon every hour.
Its use must be of moderate form and is not indicated for pregnant women or in breastfeeding period, as it can cause abortions and present / display emenagogos effects.